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Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of
sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence,
Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence of
her sovereignty and exercised supreme authority over the intrigue-laden Tudor court and Elizabethan England at large.
Brilliant, mercurial, seductive, and maddening, an inspiration to artists and adventurers and the subject of vicious
speculation over her choice not to marry, Elizabeth became the most powerful ruler of her time. Anne Somerset has
immortalized her in this splendidly illuminating account.